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Oral health behaviours in the Australian population 2004-06

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Crocombe, LA, AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit, Oral health behaviours in the Australian population 2004-06, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, DSRU no. 45 (2009) [Consultants Report]


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Abstract

Over half the respondents (55.5%) reported brushing their teeth at least twice a day during the last week, and more than half reported regularly cleaning between their teeth (60.6%).

A higher proportion of females than males brushed at least twice a day in the last week (58.7% compared with 41.3%), and reported regularly cleaning interdentally (56.2% compared with 43.8%).

Brushing at least twice a day was more common among older people, but regular interdental cleaning did not vary with age. For adults under 60, those with a higher income, were more likely to brush their teeth at least twice a day.

Respondents with a higher level of education were more likely to report brushing their teeth at least twice a day and to regularly clean interdentally.

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Dentistry
Research Field:Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Dental Health
Author:Crocombe, LA (Associate Professor Leonard Crocombe)
ID Code:85944
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2013-08-16
Last Modified:2013-08-16
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